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22 Nov, 2008 11:20

Main suspect in Litvinenko poisoning ready to help investigation

Andrey Lugovoy, suspected by Scotland Yard of murdering former security officer Aleksandr Litvinenko, says he is prepared to travel to Britain to be questioned by police. Lugovoy made the surprise offer to the Times newspaper with his friend and main witn

Lugovoy is wanted by the British authorities, but remains in Russia where the constitution prohibits his extradition.

He wants guarantees from the British government and an assurance that Kovtun will not be extradited to Germany, where he is under investigation.

Both vehemently deny any involvement in the murder.

Sunday marks two years since Aleksandr Litvinenko died in agony in a London hospital from radioactive poisoning.

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